Category – Technology and science
Reading time – 5 minutes
We humans are slow. We have infinite inertia. We would lie on the spot; if somebody put food plate on our belly and switched on the television.
We hardly like to change.
When scientists make a new discovery, they jump in their trousers and envision world changing due to their discovery.
But with time, they see ignorant human beings around them, munching on their oily burgers.
Scientists grow old, their skin wrinkles, eyes give away in the hope of seeing their discovery reach the masses and few even go away into oblivion, before people realise that some great thing is here.
It applies to all the technologies. Generally a technology is slow to be adapted by massess.
It takes generally 10 years to build a new platform or idea and another 10 years to its reach into mass audience.
For example first colour tv broadcast was done in 1954, but it reached prime time in 1965.
HDTV took 10 years to reach from first signal to mass audience.
AM radio took 10 years to reach masses.
But this speed was speed of the 20 th century.
Now, technology progress seems to be speeding up. Facebook, YouTube, wtsapp took lesser time to reach masses.
So did instagram and paytm.
So did phonepe, Zomato and grocers.
As technology and it’s adoption rate are both speeding up; it remains a mystery that when will this speed stabalise or we are going to be more and more entropic race.
Inspiration – The design of everyday things by Don Norman
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